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Code: GOV/20/3/A Being an effective Clerk

This course is aimed at potential and new clerks. Lunch is provided on the day so please let us know of any allergies/special dietary requirements.


This course will include the following:
• the role and duties of the Clerk to the Governors
• the role and work of the governing body
• producing minutes
• work of committees
• case studies - dealing with problems

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 February 2020 09:30 - 15:00 Farnham House Map

Code: GOV/20/104/A Safeguarding children

This course is strongly recommended for all governors and is essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair/vice chair. It is also recommended to refresh this training every 4 years.

This training looks at:

  • safeguarding in the school context
  • the role of Child Protection School Liaison Officers (CPSLO)
  • the nature of child abuse
  • safeguarding Responsibilities
  • gole of the governing board, the headteacher, all staff/volunteers
  • the role of the Designated Senior Person (DSP)
  • child protection policy and procedures
  • statutory child protection training timescales
  • vulnerability of staff in schools
  • management of allegations against staff
  • monitoring and review of school practice, policies and procedures
  • introduction to audit tools - Annual Schools' Safeguarding Practice Checklist and Annual Safeguarding Report
  • an opportunity to ask questions or arrange follow-up contact with your CPSLO.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 February 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy Map

Code: GOV/20/134/A Headteachers' performance management


This course is particularly useful to governors who serve on the Headteacher Performance Panel but is of interest to all governors.

Governors will:

  • be familiar with headteacher performance management arrangements
  • understand the role of the external advisers in this process
  • gain awareness of relevant policies
  • have regards to the work/life balance of the headteacher

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 February 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell School Map

Code: COM/19/23/A Herts for Learning Technology Showcase

Join us for this exciting FREE event hosted by Herts for Learning’s ICT Services team. HfL and their partners will be showcasing the latest technology specifically designed for use within the classroom. This event will enable delegates to see a wide range of innovative resources all under one roof as well as hear from schools where these technologies have made a real impact. On top of the plethora of exhibitors we will we running lite-bite sessions throughout the day designed to update and provide CPD across a wide range of ICT and computing topics.

This event will comprise of an open exhibition with a number of workshop sessions taking place in the morning and afternoon. Full details will be released over the coming months. The event is designed for all phases and relevant to SLT, subject leaders, teachers and governors.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 February 2020 09:30 - 17:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/20/107/A Safer recruitment

This nationally accredited full day ‘Safer recruitment’ training is suitable for governors and staff of schools/academies involved in the recruitment process. This course is applicable for those who have had no previous training - if you have attended ‘Safer recruitment’ training within the past 5 years’ there is a separate refresher course for those who wish to refresh their accreditation. (Please check if you are unsure)

The principles and actions for safer recruitment derive from the Bichard Inquiry which was formed following the tragic events of the 'Soham case' (2004). The Inquiry's Report highlighted flaws and shortcomings in the recruitment process that allowed Ian Huntley to be employed as a caretaker at Soham Community School. The Bichard Inquiry recommended that all governing boards have members who have been safer recruitment trained and that appointment panels for school leadership posts include at least one governor who has been safer recruitment trained. This course is based on the Safer Recruitment Consortium national programme.

Please note that attendance to the whole day is required in order to achieve accreditation.

The session will:

  • raise awareness of the Bichard Inquiry Report and the safer recruitment framework
  • look at data and trends in school/academy incidents of abuse
  • look at safer recruitment processes and policies
  • provide an opportunity to go through the recruitment process
Pre-course reading is available for all delegates to read through before the date of the training, please ensure to read this in advance.

Staff attending from a subscribing school will be charged £100

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map

Code: CSIB7 Chairs' Strategic Information Briefing

This briefing is recommended for Chairs, Vice Chairs and Chairs of Committees and will cover a large number of important topics and will include an update from Human Resources, Finance, HCC and Governance.

There will be an update on Pupil Premium from Felicity Evans and a slot on HT Mental Health amongst the topics covered.

Up to 2 governors per school can attend (including the Headteacher if they are a governor).

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 March 2020 17:30 - 20:00 Fielder Centre, Hatfield Map

Code: GOV/20/101/A Safeguarding children

This course is strongly recommended for all governors and is essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair/vice chair. It is also recommended to refresh this training every 4 years.

This training looks at:

  • safeguarding in the school context
  • the role of Child Protection School Liaison Officers (CPSLO)
  • the nature of child abuse
  • safeguarding Responsibilities
  • gole of the governing board, the headteacher, all staff/volunteers
  • the role of the Designated Senior Person (DSP)
  • child protection policy and procedures
  • statutory child protection training timescales
  • vulnerability of staff in schools
  • management of allegations against staff
  • monitoring and review of school practice, policies and procedures
  • introduction to audit tools - Annual Schools' Safeguarding Practice Checklist and Annual Safeguarding Report
  • an opportunity to ask questions or arrange follow-up contact with your CPSLO.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell School Map

Code: GOV/20/147/A Exclusions

This training session equips governors to be able to sit on a governors' Disciplinary Committee panel which is a statutory requirement in the case of certain types of school exclusion, including any permanent exclusion. We recommend that panel members are re-trained every 2 years.

Excluding a pupil involves a statutory process that governors should ensure they perform legally and effectively. There will be a mixture of tutor input, group activity/discussion and an opportunity to ask questions. Tutor Malcolm Leigh, Governance

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: GOV/20/4/A Clerks' network

These termly seminars include presentations covering a range of governance topics for both academies and schools.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 March 2020 17:30 - 20:00 Goffs Academy Map

Code: GOV/20/100/A Safeguarding children

This course is strongly recommended for all governors and is essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair/vice chair. It is also recommended to refresh this training every 4 years.

This training looks at:

  • safeguarding in the school context
  • the role of Child Protection School Liaison Officers (CPSLO)
  • the nature of child abuse
  • safeguarding Responsibilities
  • gole of the governing board, the headteacher, all staff/volunteers
  • the role of the Designated Senior Person (DSP)
  • child protection policy and procedures
  • statutory child protection training timescales
  • vulnerability of staff in schools
  • management of allegations against staff
  • monitoring and review of school practice, policies and procedures
  • introduction to audit tools - Annual Schools' Safeguarding Practice Checklist and Annual Safeguarding Report
  • an opportunity to ask questions or arrange follow-up contact with your CPSLO.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel Map